An Introduction to Dandelion

Dandelion blog

Even though we’re in the thick of winter, dandelions will be in bloom before we know it.  While these yellow flowers are often viewed as a burden for many, we hope to change your opinion by sharing why herbalists love this plant! Herbalists use many parts of the dandelion in … Continue reading

How YOU Use LivCare

LivCare

LivCare is one of our herbal detoxification products.  Popular amongst those with liver and gallbladder concerns, it contains Sarsaparilla Root, Dandelion Root, Burdock Root and Chamomile Flowers in a base of Kosher Vegetable Glycerine and Reverse Osmosis Water. Here’s how YOU use this great product!  “I did the worm out cleanse including Kyolic … Continue reading

Burdock, the precursor to Velcro????

Burdock blog

Did you know that velcro was inspired by an herb?   Burdock is covered in hooks similar to velcro.   The inventor of velcro noticed how those hooks stuck to his clothing and invented the hook and loop system we all know so well today!  It is this ability to “hook” onto … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Yucca

HOTD Yucca

The word “Yucca” might bring to mind deserts in the southwest; a dry, arid climate with strange pointy plants growing among cacti.  Native to Mexico and the southwestern region of the US, yucca has a rich history and over 40 varieties in North America.  This plant was used for many … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Garlic~ Good for more than keeping away Dracula!

HOTD Garlic

Nothing smells or tastes quite like garlic.  Cooks like it for its flavor and you’ll find garlic in culinary preparations from around the world.  Garlic is full of health benefits which can be received either through consuming the garlic in food or using the garlic in herbal preparations.  Full of … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Blessed Thistle

Blessed Thistle

The use of Blessed Thistle dates back to the Middle Ages when it was a popular tonic for monks as well as a medicinal herb.  This beautiful plant belongs to the sunflower family and falls under the “weeds we love” category here at TriLight.  Many a home gardener has tried … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Burdock

HOTD Burdock

Burdock is a common weed which is said to have inspired the invention of velcro.  In 1941 Swiss engineer George de Mestral noticed the burrs of burdock sticking to his dog’s fur and to his own clothing.  After researching the composition of the burrs, he developed velcro based on the … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Alfalfa

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Alfalfa The word Alfalfa may conjure up images of an adorable Little Rascals character with pointy hair, or livestock feed for others.  However, this little herb that means “Father of all Foods” in Arabic is more than worthy of its name.  Packed full of nutrition with protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Milk Thistle

milk

Milk thistle is a common herb with a long list of uses. Related to the Daisy and Ragweed families it is native to the Mediterranean, though you can find it grown all over the world. Some people also call it Mary or Holy thistle. Traditional Uses: Liver conditions Milk production in … Continue reading